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Councillors in Boston voted this week to continue their bid for city status after the application at a full council meeting on Monday night.
Plans were being made by Boston Borough Council earlier this year to bid for city status as part of a competition launched by Queen Elizabeth II.
Local residents, businesses and partners have shown their support to help the council promote its application for city status over the past few months.
The council has also international support from organisations in the USA
Councillor Richard Austin said: “This is an excellent opportunity to promote Boston nationally and internationally recognising its history and heritage and ambition to continue to develop as a centre of economic growth.
“This application is very competitive but I look forward to changing the road signs to City of Boston.”
Her Majesty the Queen approved the competition to grant city status to select a number of towns in the UK, for the first time in a decade. All applicants will be judged on civic pride, heritage and innovation.
Boston is the only town in Lincolnshire entering the competition for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022.
It has a population of 35,100 compared with Grantham’s 44,600
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Tuesday’s Torchlight Procession saw over 1,000 people walking in memory of loved ones, raising much-needed money for St Barnabas Hospice.
Last night, over 1,000 people came out into the night for the St Barnabas Hospice Torchlight Procession. They walked shoulder-to-shoulder in memory of loved ones whilst carrying flaming torches. This is part of the Hospice’s Light up a Life campaign which sees supporters dedicating lights in memory of loved ones each Christmas.
To date, this year’s Light up a Life campaign has raised over £30,000 with around £4,000 more coming in from donations and sales of torches and lanterns last night.
The procession, which was the first mass participation event held by the Hospice in two years, was led by Steve Norton, a St Barnabas Hospice supporter who walked in memory of his parents: Margaret, a former St Barnabas volunteer, and John.
Steve said, “Mum absolutely adored the Torchlight Procession that St Barnabas organises each Christmas. When my dad was being cared for in the Hospice, the Procession stopped outside and played ‘Amazing Grace’ for the patients to hear. It really lifted his spirits, and I know it will have done the same for many others through the years.
“The year before she died, Mum was asked to share Dad’s story as part of the Hospice’s Light up a Life campaign, and this made her so proud. I feel humbled to now be sharing Mum’s story this year and have dedicated two extra special lights to remember them both.”
The procession walked just under a mile past the St Barnabas Hospice Inpatient Unit, through the iconic Bailgate and arrived at Lincoln Cathedral. A small service took place in which the lights on the Tree of Life were lit whilst the choir sang ‘May the Road Rise to Meet You’.
Louise Cotton, Event Lead for the Torchlight Procession, said: “On behalf of everyone at St Barnabas Hospice, I would like to say what an amazing evening we had at this year’s Torchlight Procession. The community came together to remember loved ones in a beautiful way and the weather was perfect.
“A huge thank you goes to all of our volunteers, runners and stewards who supported the event in various ways and to the community for joining us. There was also an incredible amount of local businesses that offered their support. Thanks go to Doddington Hall & Gardens, Allen Signs, Lincoln Cathedral, Our Lady of Lincoln Church, City of Lincoln Council Maintenance Services, Continental Landscapes, S. Lyon & Son Haulage Ltd., BBC Radio Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire Police, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, the RAF Waddington Pipe Band, TSS Events, Taylor Lindsey, Stamford Sound Hire, Bates Sound, Flying Hire Ltd, Lindum Rotary Club, Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School, NatWest, Annie Griffith and her Community Choirs, Chevron Traffic Management Ltd, Mr and Mrs N Kirk, DPS Digital , St. Mary Magdalene’s, Lincolnshire Co-op, Davis Trackhire, Steve Norton and family, The Subdean and Chapter of Lincoln Cathedral, , Lincoln BIG, Community 4×4 Response, SRP Hire Solutions, Highways and Planning.
“The Tree of Life will be outside The Lincoln Cathedral until Wednesday 5th January and we welcome members of the public to visit and spend a quiet moment remembering their loved one. We heard some amazing stories and there were some truly wonderful people being remembered last night.”
Those who were unable to attend the event are still able to dedicate a light on the Tree of Life online or watch the live streams on Facebook at a later date. There is also a pre-recorded service available from the St Barnabas website.
Visit www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/lual to dedicate a light in your loved one’s memory or view the pre-recorded service.
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Officers investigating the disappearance of Ilona Golabek are now launching a murder inquiry.
They have appealed previously for sightings of 27-year-old Ilona, however she has not been seen since November 9. A body has not yet been found.
Police believe Ilona was in the Wide Bargate / Red Lion Street area of Boston at around 11.55 pm on November 9 and later in Strait Bargate, heading towards the Cattle Market, at 12.13 am into the 10 November. Ilona was wearing three quarter length black leggings and an oversized hooded sweatshirt with a yellow triangle pattern across the chest.
Detective Chief Inspector Richard Myszczyszyn, of East Midlands Special Operations Unit, said: “We are appealing to the people who were out in Boston around midnight on the 9 / 10 November. If you think you saw Ilona, or you have captured her on your dash cam, we are urging you to call us on 101. It’s vital that we have every piece of information available that could assist the investigation.”
Two men, aged 32 and 40, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are currently in custody.
If you have any information, please contact us in one of the following ways:
- By calling 101 quoting incident 200 of November 11.
- By emailing email@example.com quoting 200 of November 11 in the subject line.
- You can also report information via our dedicated portal here
- If you wish to remain anonymous, you can report via the independent charity CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.
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Patients who need X-rays in Skegness will soon benefit from a £250,000 investment in new state-of-the-art imaging technology.
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT), which delivers the X-ray and other diagnostic services at Skegness Hospital, is about to replace the imaging equipment on the site as part of wider £3.8 million programme of investment and improvements in technology across the county.
A £2.6 million funding boost from central Government, along with a further £1.2 million of internal capital funding, has allowed the Trust to replace imaging equipment that was more than 10 years old, including CT scanners, breast scanners, MRI scanners and X-ray machines. This has not only improved patient care and experience, but also the quality of the images being produced.
At Skegness Hospital, the old X-ray imaging equipment is being removed, which will allow our teams to make improvements to the area before the fully integrated new digital X-ray imaging equipment is installed. After installation the teams will then test the machine and undergo training and assurance processes. The new X-ray area will then re-open again from early January 2022.
In order to complete the works at the hospital, there will be a short period of time when patients may need to attend other hospitals in order to have an X-ray. This will be from now until early January 2022. During this period any patients who require X-ray imaging services will be invited to attend other hospitals in the area. This will include Pilgrim Hospital, Boston, Grantham and District Hospital, Stamford and Rutland Hospital or Peterborough City Hospital.
ULHT Radiology Operations Manager, Nigel Allen, said: “The new equipment and enhanced facilities will make a big difference to patients who need diagnostics at Skegness Hospital. It means that for patients and teams they will now have use of fully digital equipment which will be: quicker, produce better quality images which means diagnosis is easier. The machines also provide much lower radiation doses than the current equipment, which is another benefit to having new equipment. By improving the facilities, we are also pleased to be able to create an improved environment for our patients and our staff.
“We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this work will cause for patients and colleagues in the Urgent Treatment Centre, whilst we make these vital improvements. The new facilities and X-ray equipment that will be available at Skegness Hospital will give a much improved service and reliability far into the future.”
ULHT Director of Finance and Digital, Paul Matthew, added: “As part of our improvement journey we are committed to improving our hospitals and working with our partners across the Lincolnshire NHS healthcare system to ensure we all have access to the best imaging equipment available. State-of-the-art imaging equipment means a better experience for our patients as well as staff.
“In the long term this means that patients can be treated closer to home and in improved environments. This investment not only makes diagnostics easier, it gives staff access to the best technology for their job and that has the added bonus of aiding diagnosis and speeding up any required treatment.”
A popular competitive eater on YouTube has paid a visit to a pub in North Hykeham to take on a cathedral burger challenge that was created with him in mind.
BeardMeatsFood (real name Adam Moran), has more than 1.5 million subscribers on YouTube, and is among the most popular food challenge content creators on the platform.
In a video uploaded on Thursday, November 11, BeardMeatsFood paid a visit to The Fox & Hounds in North Hykeham to take on the gigantic cathedral burger challenge.
Impressive rise comes as Crimestoppers local volunteer committee appoints new Chair
Communities in Lincolnshire are increasingly using the charity Crimestoppers, with a 48% rise in people passing on crime information from the county in the last five years.
The independent charity receives information on a wide range of crimes from domestic abuse to rural crime and guarantees 100% anonymity.
In November, Mike Johnson was appointed as the chair of Lincolnshire’s Volunteer Committee. Local committees help build, develop and deliver on the work of the national charity.
Lydia Patsalides, Crimestoppers’ Regional Manager for the East Midlands, said:
“We are pleased that we have received an increase in crime information of almost 50 per cent from communities across Lincolnshire. Our charity is here for anybody who wishes to do the right thing but remain 100% anonymous. We have kept our anonymity guarantee since we started 33 years ago.
“Our Volunteer Committee plays a vital role in supporting local events, facilitating fundraising activities and backing local awareness campaigns and it provides insights and knowledge on behalf of local communities. Each committee member generously gives freely of their time and skills to make a difference in their local area.
“It is a great pleasure to welcome Chairman Mike Johnson on board. With an education sector background, Mike was previously Chair for Lincolnshire Cyber Security Forum. He has experience in implementing and delivering strategic projects, working alongside the Police and other stakeholders. By having Mike on board, we now want to take Lincolnshire’s committee from strength to strength and share the message of Crimestoppers right across the County as well as continuing to increase the number of anonymous reports made to Crimestoppers by Lincolnshire residents.”
Speaking about his new role as volunteer Chair in the county, Mike Johnson said:
“I’m delighted to be joining Crimestoppers and helping build on their recent rise in information about crime in the county. My first priorities as Chair will be to recruit Area Co-ordinators for the seven districts of Lincolnshire, increase awareness of Crimestoppers and the work of the committee across the county, whilst building up a new network of Charity Ambassadors who will support the work of Crimestoppers.”
If you are interested in volunteering for Crimestoppers, we have a range of vacancies listed on the Crimestoppers website at www.crimestoppers-uk.org
To pass on crime information completely anonymously to the Crimestoppers UK Contact Centre, call freephone 0800 555 111, 24/7 or visit the charity’s website Crimestoppers-uk.org and fill out a simple and secure anonymous online form.
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Remember Loved Ones By Dedicating A LightAnd Attending The Torchlight Procession
St Barnabas Hospice is proud to announce the return of their much-loved Light up a Life campaign and Torchlight Procession.
Christmas is that special time of year when the Hospice reaches out to supporters and asks them to dedicate a light in memory of a loved one. That light will join thousands of others on St Barnabas’s beautiful Tree of Life, which stands proudly outside Lincoln Cathedral each year.
Holly Eyre, Fundraising Development Manager at the Hospice, says: “We are honoured to be able to bring our supporters together with one extra special Light up a Life celebration this year.
“Join us online on Tuesday 23rd November at 7pm as we host a virtual Light up a Life service live from our website. It will feature touching readings, music and time for quiet reflection. We will also light candles in remembrance of our loved ones and invite you to do the same at home.”
Supporting the campaign in earnest this year is Steve Norton, whose mother passed away last year.
Steve said: “Last Christmas was the first without my Mum. She and my father have always been at the centre of our family Christmas, so it warms my heart to know that we can still celebrate their lives thanks to St Barnabas’s festive tradition.”
Steve’s mum was an enthusiastic volunteer, having helped at the Hospice since 1994, so when the time came, she insisted on spending her final few days there.
Steve continued: “It meant absolutely everything to her that she could spend her last few days there. I can’t thank the nurses enough for all they did. St Barnabas cares for people across the county, at both their Inpatient Units and in people’s own homes. I have been blown away to read stories about how they have helped families in all four corners of Lincolnshire, despite the pandemic having such a devastating impact on their finances.
“Mum absolutely adored the Torchlight Procession that St Barnabas organises each Christmas. When my dad was being cared for in the Hospice, the Procession stopped outside and played ‘Amazing Grace’ for the patients to hear. It really lifted his spirits, and I know it will have done the same for many others through the years.
“The year before she died, Mum was asked to share Dad’s story as part of the Hospice’s Light up a Life campaign, and this made her so proud. I feel humbled to now be sharing Mum’s story this year and will be dedicating two extra special lights to remember them both.”
To dedicate a light for your loved ones just like Steve has done, visit www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/lual.
Louise Cotton, Fundraising Officer at St Barnabas added: “For those of you wanting to do something in person to remember their loved one, we are delighted to let you know that the Torchlight Procession is back for 2021! Join us from 7pm at Claytons Sports and Social Club alongside hundreds of others as we walk to the Cathedral carrying flaming torches in memory of loved ones. Due to COVID-19, booking is essential for this event. To register, visit www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/events/torchlight/ where you will have the option to purchase torches and lanterns in advance.”
If you are attending the Torchlight Procession and don’t get a chance to watch the online service before you set off, it will be available to watch on our website after the event has taken place.
The Hospice’s majestic 30ft Tree of Life, kindly donated by Doddington Hall and Gardens, will once again stand proudly outside Lincoln Cathedral. If you are unable to attend the Torchlight Procession, St Barnabas is encouraging supporters to visit in their own time to spend a quiet moment reflecting as their loved one’s light shines brightly.
This Advanced Clinical Practice Week (Monday 8 November – Sunday 14 November), hospitals in Lincolnshire are celebrating and recognising the amazing care delivered by teams of highly skilled and experienced advanced clinical staff.
This advanced level of practice is helping to transform and modernise patient care and embrace the sharing of skills across traditional professional boundaries.
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust has spent many years investing in the development of Advanced Clinical Practitioner roles (ACP) in its hospitals. This has resulted in significant opportunities for delivering high quality patient-centred care within Lincolnshire. It has also created career development opportunities for colleagues and many service innovations that are being recognised nationally.
There are currently 200 ACPs employed by the Trust, who are easy to identify by their green uniform and scrubs. They all have advanced education, advanced clinical training and a wealth of experience.
ACPs come from a range of professional backgrounds. In addition to nursing and physiotherapy, Lincolnshire also has paramedic, operating department practitioner and pharmacy ACPs. Many work in areas that are the first point of contact for patients coming to hospital, including acute medicine, cardiology and emergency care. However, there are also ACPs working behind the scenes, including in areas such as reporting radiography and many other roles that may not be as visible to most patients, but are just as vital.
Working in partnership with Health Education England, the Trust has invested more than £1 million over the last five years in supporting all of its ACPs to achieve a master’s degree level education. This means that Lincolnshire patients are seen by practitioners who are not only highly experienced, but also highly educated.
Consultant Nurse in Cardiology, Professor Alun Roebuck, said: “In Lincolnshire we have worked hard and been very successful in developing a highly talented and highly skilled ACP workforce. This means we can deliver the best care to our patients, offer clinical colleagues a robust career ladder and attract staff from outside of the county.
“The value these ACPs bring to the team cannot be underestimated. They have a wealth of experience treating and caring for patients, that is reinforced by the academic knowledge and qualification provided by a master’s degree. The standard of care they provide is second to none.”
The Trust’s ACPs are building a reputation nationally as a team to watch. They:
• Delivered care to more than 40,000 people in 2020.
• Led the development of national clinical practice guidelines with colleagues at the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
• Developed new treatments and published academic research in scientific journals and presented at national and international conferences.
• Advised and supported other hospitals, both the UK and as far away as New Zealand, in developing new and innovative patient centred technologies. This includes implanting heart monitors after a stroke to allow the detection of dangerous heart rhythms remotely from the comfort of a patient’s home or wherever they may be.
Director of Nursing and Deputy Chief Executive, Dr Karen Dunderdale, said: “The experience our advanced clinical practitioners bring is invaluable. Their dedication to developing their knowledge and experience to be able to provide the best care for their patients is an inspiration to others.
“This year we are funding and supporting 23 new trainee ACPs in a variety of clinical settings that include emergency medicine, heart failure and urology to study for their master’s degree.”
Dr Dunderdale added: “This Advanced Clinical Practice Week, I would personally like to thank all of my colleagues across the Trust who provide advanced clinical practice, for the care they provide to patients and the support they give to the rest of the team.”
The Trust recently developed and appointed Melanie Kendrew to the new role of Senior ACP in Clinical Education to support the developing workforce. Melanie said: “It’s fantastic the Trust has invested in supporting the training and career development of our ACPs. This is something that we are doing in collaboration with the University of Lincoln and the Centre for Advanced Clinical Practice at Health Education England.”
Senior ACP in Surgery, Laura Perrin-Brown, who leads the admission avoidance team said: “By appropriately managing patients and by introducing new pathways our ACPs have reduced the need for patients to be treated in hospital by more 50% in the last three years. This means that we are then helping to free up hospitals beds and reduce waiting times for those needing surgery.”
The Trust is also investing time, training and resources into other areas of advanced clinical practice which is transforming the care and experience of patients.
Consultant Sonographer and Clinical Lead for Ultrasound, Catherine Kirkpatrick, explained: “Through our ‘rapid diagnostic’ service we are not only able to reduce the time patients wait for a cancer diagnosis, but equally as important is how we are able to reduce anxiety by telling people they don’t have cancer much quicker too.”
Consultant Echocardiographer, Waheed Akhtar, added: “By developing the stress echocardiography service for our heart patients we have been able to give them a diagnosis without the need to expose them to radiation through more traditional screening methods.”
Radiology Operational Manager and Lead Reporting Advanced Clinical Practitioner, Paul Clark, said: “Thanks to our Reporting Advanced Practitioners we have been able to implement the National Optimal Lung Cancer pathway reducing our reporting and CT pathway to within four days as opposed to the four weeks it was previously. This has significantly improved outcomes for our lung cancer patients. We have also recently trained seven CT reporting radiographers who are now providing out of hours reporting for our patients who have head CT scans. This has improved the experience of our suspected stroke patients and the treatment they receive.”
VISITORS will be able to fill their boots full of Lincolnshire’s best produce, from unique gins that pack a punch of balanced and bold flavours to a curated array of retro hand-picked designer clothing at this year’s Lincolnshire Food and Gift Fair on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 November.
Lots of new, local and exciting exhibitors will be taking stands at the Lincolnshire Showground, including popular Anelise Home and Crowstick Interiors, which are both exhibiting at the event for the first time.
Anelise Home, offers stylish interiors with a personal touch. Liz Milns, owner of Anelise Home, said: “Our team is honoured to be exhibiting for the first time at the Food and Gift Fair. It’s such a great opportunity to meet people from all over the country, as well as some familiar local faces, and, of course, to get into the Christmas spirit.
“Attendees can expect to shop for beautiful Christmas decorations, handmade bespoke cushions, home accessories and gifts. They can take their time browsing our collections and ask us any questions to help get those Christmas lists ticked off.”
Another exciting exhibitor is Crowstick Interiors, which is all about colour and focused on brightening any settee, chair, or corner of a room with cheery, high-quality colourful handmade items.
Sophie Crosbie, owner of Crowstick Interiors, said: “This is our first time at the Lincolnshire Food and Gift Fair – although we have attended every year as guests – and we can’t wait to get involved and help visitors find their perfect gifts across the weekend.
“We’re hugely looking forward to seeing some of our favourite stalls, plus all the newcomers. It really feels like the start of the festive period when the Food and Gift Fair comes around and here at Crowstick we wish all stall holders the very best of luck.”
With more than 30 new exhibitors this year, it’s promising to be an exciting fair for all. Foodies should lookout for Tiffin & Co Bakehouse, Fudged Up, and The Oink Company, to grab some of the most scrumptious and handmade treats around. For those after something a bit different, be sure to check out what artistic and creative gifts and treats you can find at Art Monster Studios, The March Hare and Vivified Ceramics.
The ever-popular cookery workshops in the Lincolnshire Kitchen are introducing two new hosts this year: Fiona Lucas from Lincolnshire Cookery School and Ruchita Green from Masala Masters. Alongside this, there will be plenty of activities to keep little ones busy at one of the biggest festive fairs in the county. The famous Santa’s Workshop area will be ready to provide hours of free entertainment, including two new additions, festive imp painting provided by St Barnabas Hospice and cake decorating hosted by Back Garden Bakery.
Lincolnshire’s Food and Gift Fair’s Toy Appeal will also be returning after its success in 2019. Visitors are asked to bring an unwrapped toy or gift and place it in the provided Santa’s sack. All contributions will be donated to the Bridge Church.
Sian Wade, senior leader at Bridge Church, said: “The project is quite simple. We receive referrals from social workers, family support workers, other professionals who work with people who will be struggling financially to provide for themselves and/or their families this Christmas. We then arrange for the workers or the families to come and choose some items for themselves and their children on a week in December, which will be managed carefully from a health and safety perspective with Covid-19 in mind.
“We are so pleased to be partnering with Lincolnshire Food and Gift Fair again this year. Last year, we were able to help more than 500 families and individuals with gifts and food for Christmas, showing them that their local community really cares. Many will be struggling this year so working with the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society and the generous visitors to this year’s Food and Gift Fair is incredibly valued.”
Jayne Southall, CEO at the Lincolnshire Showground, said: “Anelise Home and Crowstick Interiors have all made their mark on the Lincolnshire community, so we’re thrilled they will be joining us this year. They – along with hundreds of other exhibitors – will provide visitors with the biggest celebration of Lincolnshire produce this winter, and the perfect opportunity for some festive shopping too.”
The Lincolnshire Food and Gift Fair is open from 9am to 5pm on Saturday 27 November and from 9am to 4pm on Sunday 28 November 2021. Visitors will have access to free parking. Tickets for the Fair can be bought online at £5 each (plus booking fees) in advance and will be £6 on the day, with under 5s going free.
Please visit lincolnshireshowground.co.uk/food-gift or call 01522 522900 for further details.
Staff and teams from across Lincolnshire’s hospitals have been recognised in a virtual Staff Awards ceremony for 2021.
After a delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust last night celebrated its Staff Awards virtually with around 300 staff.
Award winners and highly commended entries will receive trophies, certificates and prizes in recognition of their excellence following the virtual ceremony. This year a special award entitled the ‘COVID hero’ award was also presented.
The awards celebrate staff and teams who go above and beyond for their patients, recognising unsung heroes, those who demonstrate compassion and respect and those who innovate to benefit patients.
Chief Executive, Andrew Morgan said: “After the last two difficult years, it has been amazing to be able to celebrate and award so many teams and individuals from across ULHT. Everyone who has been nominated and shortlisted this year should be incredibly proud.
“We received over 700 nominations for people working across our hospitals in Lincolnshire. We have amazing staff working to care for the people of Lincolnshire and I would like to thank them all for everything they do day-in, day-out!’
Trust Chair, Elaine Baylis said: ‘In what has been an unprecedented couple of years for the NHS, it has been so great to read so many amazing nominations in this years’ awards. The amount of nominations we had overall is testament to the hard work and dedication shown and I want to congratulate all of the winners for their achievement.’
The full awards ceremony is now available to view on our YouTube channel. The full list of awards winners and highly commended entries for 2021 are below.
Chief Executive’s Award –
Winner- Catering Teams, Trustwide
Service Improvement Award –
Winner – Carlene Veasey and Gemma Webb, Advanced practitioners in ultrasound, Lincoln
Highly commended – Chris Webb, Advanced clinical engineering technician, Lincoln
Team of the Year- Clinical –
Winner- Waddington Unit, Lincoln
Highly commended- MEAU, Lincoln
Team of the Year- Non-Clinical –
Winner- Stores Teams, Trustwide
Highly commended- Emergency Planning Team, Trustwide
Great Patient Experience Award –
Winner- Clare Green and Hannah Proctor, Midwives, Gainsborough
Highly commended- Patient Experience Team, Trustwide
Extra Mile- Clinical –
Winner- Lauren Olver, Staff Nurse, Lincoln
Highly commended- Pharmacy, Pilgrim and Lincoln
Extra Mile- Non-Clinical –
Winner – Wayne McIntosh, Facilities Manager, Trustwide
Highly commended- Beckie Robinson, Security training administrator, Trustwide
Outstanding Leader Award –
Winner- Angus Maitland, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Trustwide
Highly commended- Adele Bogg, Ward Sister, Lincoln
Unsung Hero- Clinical –
Winner- Abigail Coates, Operating Department Practitioner, Lincoln
Highly commended- Yvonne McGrath, Consultant Midwife, Lincoln
Unsung Hero- Non-Clinical –
Winner- Fidelma Kenyon, Head of Planning, Capital and Costing, Lincoln
Highly commended- Amy Parkin, Children’s Community Team Patient Support Admin Support, Grantham
Chair’s Compassion and Respect Award –
Winner- Lorna Revell, Deputy Sister, Pilgrim
Highly commended- Jayanth Sampath, Anaesthetist, Pilgrim
Volunteer of the Year –
Winner- Alexander Allbones, volunteer porter, Pilgrim
Highly commended- Family Liaison Team, Trustwide
COVID Hero –
Winner- Leanne Belton, Lead Health and Wellbeing Nurse, Pilgrim
Highly commended- Gemma Smith, ICU physiotherapist, Lincoln